School Notes - June 21, 2017

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Buckeye grads can apply for DAR scholarship

The Daughters of the American Revolution is offering a $500 scholarship to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are graduates of the Buckeye Union High School District and are attending a public Arizona college or university.

For information, call Gina Ragsdale at 623-256-3430 or Jean Denman at 602-309-1293 or email


Daniel Jaskoski named to dean’s list

Daniel James Jaskoski of Avondale was named to Seattle Pacific University’s dean’s list for the winter 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Chelsie Goddard graduates

Chelsie Goddard of Avondale graduated May 6 with a Bachelor of Science in health science pre-physical therapy from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan.


Students graduate from Azusa Pacific University

Annalecia Caires of Goodyear graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing and Jamilah Relf of Litchfield Park graduated with a bachelor’s in social work May 6 from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.


AFUHSD adviser embarks on USS Nimitz

Gerald Navarro, college and career adviser at Millennium and Verrado high schools in Goodyear, was selected by the admiral of the United States Navy to embark on the USS Nimitz Supercarrier in the Pacific Ocean.

Navarro spent a night on the carrier to get a first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier.

He was selected because of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the military and schools.


Asha Hart makes president’s list

Asha Hart of Avondale made the president’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale.


Chelsie Goddard makes dean’s honor roll

Chelsie Goddard of Avondale made the dean’s honor roll for the spring 2017 semester at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. To make the dean’s honor roll, students must attend school full time and earn a GPA of 3.25 to 3.74.


Verrado High School SkillsUSA wins medals

The Verrado High School SkillsUSA Chapter won 17 medals from the annual SkillsUSA – Arizona State Championship. The event was April 17 and 18 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix.

Lucas Ochs-Messick, Wyatt Spalding, Nicole Long, Alexandra Cockett, Trinity Dube and Kaliya Collins received gold medals; Rafael Silva, Zachary Delaney, Nicole Long, Trinity Dube, Denton McGuire, Juan Acosta, Alexandra Cockett and Kaitlyn Mitchell got silver medals; and Madrid Marolf, Jessica Golden and Izabela Duarte de Silva earned bronze medals. Verrado received a gold medal for the Chapter Excellence Award.

Long, Cockett, Dube, Collins, Ochs-Messick and Spalding will represent the state of Arizona at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Ken.


Jordan Mikaela Stupka graduates with honors

Jordan Mikaela Stupka of Goodyear has graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona Honors College in Tucson with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering.


Dumebi Uchendu graduates

Dumebi Uchendu of Goodyear graduated May 26 from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Uchendu received a Master of Science in nursing.


Allstate agencies, HYC celebrate graduation

Twenty-five Allstate agency owners and the Homeless Youth Connection are celebrating the graduation of 102 high school seniors.

The students were part of the Homeless Youth Connection.

The Allstate owners worked to secure $1,000 each for a total of $25,000 from the Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant program. The grant is intended to support HYC’s mission to provide students with basic needs so they can focus on school.

According to the HYC, 75 percent of homeless youths drop out of high school. The HYC also says 83 percent of the seniors in the HYC program have completed their education.

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